COVID and social challenges conference hosted by Latet

Publication Date07 November 2021
The conference included people from Israel and the US including politicians, leaders, businesspeople and social activists who took part in four-panel discussions: From "COVID-19 to Poverty-21," "The Fight Against Food Insecurity," "Challenges Faced by the Elderly" and "Social Responsibility in High Tech."

Speakers included Feeding America CEO Claire Babineux-Fontenot, UJA Federation of New York CEO Eric S. Goldstein, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia president and CEO Michael Balaban and IronSource co-founder and CEO Tomer Bar-Zeev.

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Latet's annual Alternative Poverty Report in 2020 showed that hundred of thousands of families in Israel have struggled financially due to COVID-19, and the situation of low-income families has gotten much worse. The report showed that 22% of families in Israel suffer from nutritional insecurity, and 32% of children cannot get the nutritious food they need.

"The way we will get through this is together," said Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles president and CEO Jay Sanderson. "When someone cannot figure out how they're going to get to the next day, whether they live in the US or Israel, the challenges are...

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